Local Educator Appointed to DCC Board of Trustees

October 1, 2010 – Richard Keller-Coffey, deputy supervisor of the Town of Poughkeepsie and former Dutchess County legislator in 2008 and 2009, was sworn in Sept. 28 as the newest trustee on the Dutchess Community College board.

Keller-Coffey is a Town of Poughkeepsie resident and teacher at Poughkeepsie Middle School. In addition to his current and former roles in the town and county, he was a founding member of the Hudson Valley World Affairs Council. He received his bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oneonta and master’s degree from SUNY New Paltz.

“Richard’s background not only as a teacher, but as a graduate of two SUNY colleges, will bring a unique perspective to the board,” said DCC President Dr. D. David Conklin. “I know he will be an asset to the College and I look forward to working with Richard and the rest of the board to help continue the tradition of excellence at DCC.”

Keller-Coffey was appointed by Gov. David Paterson and his term expires June 30, 2017. He replaces Charles E. Stewart III on the board.


Founded in 1957, Dutchess Community College is a two-year community college that has earned a reputation for providing an outstanding education at the lowest tuition in New York state. Its main campus is in Poughkeepsie, with a satellite campus in Wappingers Falls. For more information, visit www.sunydutchess.edu.